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, they changed from yesterday. only near 20 in washington and nearby suburbs. teens around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. these are the wind chills. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. feels like single digits. southern shenandoah valley and very charlottesville to richmond at this hour. that's the zone by the way under a winter storm warnings into the carolinas they can get heavy amounts of snow open we're on the northern ends of this storm here in the washington area. doesn't look like we'll get much. we'll have a blustery cold day today, partly cloudy with highs only near freezing and that snow moving in tomorrow and we'll have some accumulating snow with highs in the 20s. sun returns on sunday and monday. i expect for us starting about 6:00 tomorrow morning ending by 6:00 p.m. about two to four inches around the d.c. metro area. that band in the middle to the north, just a dusting. but south of fredericksburg to near charlottesville and into central virginia four to six inches. southwestern virginia they can get over 10 inches of snow from this storm. now jerry, how is the t
to the american people and i do not think they want it either -- is for washington to continue being so washington -- like. -- so washington-like. i know that folks spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and interpreting which party has the upper hand in november and in 2012 and so on and so on and so on. that is their obsession. and i am not a pundit. i'm just the president. take it for what it is worth. but i do not believe the american people want us to focus on our job security. they want us to focus on their job security. [applause] i do not think they want more gridlock. i do not think they want more partisanship. i do not think they want more obstruction. they said as to washington -- they did not send us to washington to fight each other in some sort of political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. that is not what they want. they said as to washington to work together, to get things done, and to solve the problems that they are grappling with every day. and i think your constituents would want to know that despite the fact that it does not get a lot of
think, that we'll see 1 to 3 inches of snow here in the immediate washington area. for you folks into southern maryland, that is southern parts of charles county, st. marys county, three, maybe some places more than six inches. especially down towards fredericksburg. i still think only a 20% chance of a major storm for us here in washington. that starts mid-morning around the washington area. one thing that's for sure, it will be a very light fluffy snow. and easy to deal with. not snow-making weather kind of snows. we will be right on the fringe and right on the edge of a major snowroducer for southern maryland and even the border area around the norfolk area. back to you. >> we'll check back in a bit. bob, thank you. >>> folks south of the city can expect to see more of the snow. live in prince william county now with a look at how folks between there and richmond are getting ready. julie? >> hi, jim. i'm in the woodbridge area. no doubt there's a few milk and bread runs being waged as people prepare for what may be on the way tomorrow. it seems like the farther south you go on
warmest winter gear. feels like 9 degrees in washington. right now it's only 20 degrees in washington, just near 20 in prince georges county. still holding in the teens in parts of san fernando valley. eastern shore in the mid-20s. it's below freezing all around the region and we have considerable cloudiness as well. there's a little bit of sunshine to our south and down around the northern neck, but elsewhere it's been all cloudy. there is a little light snow coming into southern west virginia. that's southern virginia into north carolina. that is where the heaviest snow is going to fall from this storm. we do have a winter storm watch in effect for the counties farthest to the north. as far north as st. charles, culpepper counties, they are under a winter storm watch. we are right on the northern edge of this storm and things could change if that track does change. it could change dramatically, as a matter of fact. but for the rest of the day, cloudy and cold way bltery north wind. we'll take a look at the forecast for the end of the week and next week in just a few minutes. >> snow
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. have been defrauded. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's find out the latest from that storm that may or may not be approaching. >> it is approaching but it will mainly be to the south. here is the latest this morning. it is moving through texas. it is picking up gulf moisture. it does take it on a track to keep it just to our south. did this right along the virginia/north carolina border, at virginia beach. they could pick up a foot or more of snow. it gets less and less as you move north. a couple of inches to ourself. advisors and warnings this morning. they are all down to our south. the closest we have this st. mary's, sponsor of an. here is your forecast. -- spotsylvania. gusty winds this morning. temperatures near 30. we will talk about snow totals coming up. >> not much to talk about on the highys. there's plenty of that molasses stuff was already spread around
the washington area tomorrow. no problems tonight. but into southern maryland and even fredericksburg, could be as much as 6 inches, maybe even a bit more. the major impact will be southern virginia, the carolinas, and down in the tide water areas too. for us, it will be a light snow that will not be causing any major problems. but once again, we're really on the edge and a shift a few miles north and south to make a big difference with this storm. i'll tell you all the details, the time line, what the outlook is for sunday too when i join you. >> thank you, bob. >>> today president obama sparred with republicans on their own turf. he accepted an invitation to speak at the gop retreat in baltimore. he also proposed a new jobs program. both moves are part of his promise to focus on the economy and on bipartisanship. there was some good news on the way about economic growth in the last quarter. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on all this. hi, steve. >> thanks, good evening, if you like politics and so many of us in this town do. you had to love this. this face-off in baltimor
discussion with republican lawmakers. this morning on "the washington journal." we want to get your thoughts on the culture in washington. does it need to change bailout for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. -- does it need to change? we begin this morning with this article, "washington culture leaves little hope for change." when asked this week, "70% believe that the government was unhealthy or in need of large reform. that is up from 43% just after the election of george w. bush. to the degree that they could send a message out of massachusetts, it was not a message to obama, it was a message about what is going on in washington. the better answer lies in the culture of the capital, where every problem is seen less as an issue to be resolved and more as a tool for a political position, where every position is automatically a failed by the other side's 24/7 political attack machine. with lawmakers failing to meet a compromise, they are failing their own party activists. this culture makes a retreat to partisan corners the safest route
intent on defrauding the government. given the billions in recovery act dollars that washington is dol doling out. federal investigators are finding bid rigging for the highway companies. they've been occluding for expansion of state highways. the attorney general has 25 investigations under way, a dozen of which has been referred to the department of justice for prosecution. other cases involve what the government calls disadvantaged business enterprise fraud. women bidding for contracts, and after taking a cut, passing the work to a non-qualified contracter. inspectors general are aggressively searching for stimulus fraud, certain that corruption will affect recovery act spending. >> fraud will occur. typically we see false statements, false claims, conflict of interest, anti-trust violations. >> the latest stimulus scorecard ten months into the recovery act, 106 active investigations. investigators say they're only just beginning. every department is training federal, state and municipal workers in fraud detection, anticipating that corrupt contractors view recovery act funds as a p
is achieving it. tara mergener , cbs news, washington. >> the senate has confirmed ben bernanke to a second term as the federal reserve. he faced the stiffest opposition in the 32 years the senate voted on the position. he had become a lightning rod for criticism over wall street bailout but he was able to overcome opposition to win a second term by a vote of 70-30. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and digital correspondent jessica doyle is back with an economic checkup. doctor? >> well, i have to tell you these numbers are almost hard to believe given with what we have soon with the economy. later this morning we will have a reading on the economic growth in the final three months of the year. some are predicting the gross domestic product report will show a red-hot 6%. that's a pace not reached since 2003. you may be asking why and the reason is government stimulus measures and why many analysts are predicting the growth will fade as these programs end. >>> rates on a 30-year mortgage have remained almost flat this week as the federal reserve said it would keep rates near record
to the american people and i don't think they want either is for washington to continue to be so washington- like. i know folks when we are in town spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and looking at who has the upper hand, that's they're obsession, i'm just a president, so take it for what it is worth but i don't believe the american people want us to focus on our job security, they want us to focus on their job security. >> president obama there trying to cut through some of the very thick partisanship that is always found in washington. he has come to baltimore, sort of neutral ground in a hostile audience but you hear some applause. he's wrapping up his formal comments to lawmakers and then they will enter into a question and answer session and get down to business at that point. again some of the key points that president obama wants to hammer out is jobs an unemployment, he was at chesapeake machine before this stop unveiling a huge tax credit benefit for small businesses. they get a $5,000 tax credit for every worker they put on the payroll. we'll see what is
washington, fernando pizarro, univision." mientras tanto en alexandria, la primera dama michellebama continuo en su campana contra la obesidad infantil, un grave problema que afecta a un alto porcentaje de ninas y ninos latinos... la senora obama hablo de sus propias experiencias para controlar adecuadamente el peso de sus dos hijas... la cirujana general del pais... regina benjamin, dijo que la obesidad infantil es uno de los principales problemas medicos de la nacion.. el gobernador de virginiabob mdonnell ha declarado estado de emergencia para el sur-este del estado, debido a la inminente tormenta invernal mdonnell emitio esta tarde la declaracion y autorizo a las agencias estatales para que ayuden a los gobiernos locales en su respuesta a la tormenta la oficina del gobernador informo que espera que algunas areas del sur-este del estado tenga una acumulacion significativa la policia estatal y el departamento de transporte se estan preparando para mantener los caminos despejados y asistir a los automovilistas.... paco aguayo, nos brinda un adelanto del pronostico del tiem
struggling. only 21 right now here in washington. still some teens in hagerstown. fredericksburg 27 with the wind chill a real problem, only 8. we have winter weather advisories to the south, charles county, sane maries county, not sure why calvert isn't in it but it isn't. fredericksburg, culpeper. all of these from 7 a.m. on saturday to 4:00 a.m. on sunday. northern neck and south of that maybe upgraded to warnings. we will see some snow. generally light here in dc. heavier south. i will tell you how much i think we will get when i see you in 14 minutes. >>> we'll get back to you, howard. >>> president obama is counting on tax breaks and other new policies to get americans back to work. he's rolling out his new plan. while he's in baltimore. we're looking at a live picture. while in baltimore, the president will also talk with republican lawmakers who are holding a retreat. it will not be easy, but the president needs the republican support to turn his proposals in to a reality. joel brown is in baltimore. >> reporter: president obama headed for a baltimore factory to roll out mor
it either, is for washington to continue being so washington-like. >> the president also announced that he still intends to create, by executive order, a bipartisan debt reducing commission. earlier this week the senate voted to scrap a proposal for the task force. >>> two healthcare protesters were arrested outside the hotel where the president was. they were given criminal citations fortress passing and were being interviewed by the secret service. >>> president obama began his visit with a tour of a manufacturing facility in east baltimore. the chesapeake machine company builds a wide range of products. >> just having a chance to see him was a great experience for me. it was a once in a life time thing, and i really enjoyed having the chance to meet the president. >> the president is calling for new tax breaks for small businesses like chesapeake to add more workers. today the administration got good news about the economy that it grew faster over the last quarter than it has in the last six years. >>> well, the buffalo county woman accused of pulling off the cancer scam on facebook was
. >> the president is hoping his trip to baltimore will somehow help meant washington's political divide. in his speech, he criticized house republicans for opposing him on taxes, health care, and economic stimulus. he said it is time for both parties to find common ground. >> i don't think they want more gridlock or partisanship. i don't think they want more obstruction. they did not send us to washington to fight each other in some sort of political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. that is not what they want. they sent us to washington to work together and get things done. >> president says he is open to reviewing the report republicans turned into day entitled "better solutions." >> we have posted the job creation plan and the gop address on our website, wbaltv.com. do you think his speech will help improve bipartisanship? >> the maryland democrats are taking a page from his playbook to see if his spirit of bipartisanship has now spread to the state legislature. >> on paper, it appears to be the case. i have a letter right here. today, to cheers of some powerful appropriations com
in washington, democrats echoed that. >> jobs, jobs, and jobs. >> reporter: but democrats are still pushing health care reform, vowing to crash gates and jump fences. >> if that doesn't work, we'll parachute in, but we're going to get health care reform passed for the american people. >> reporter: if it sounds after the state of the union, like the same obama agenda, it is. >> last night he didn't reinvent himself. >> reporter: republicans agreed and complained. >> there was nothing last night in the president's speech to indicate there was any willingness to sit down and work together. >> reporter: he's back in campaign mode, fighting, he says. >> that's why i ran for the u.s. senate. that's why i ran for president. to fight for people here in tampa and people here in florida. >> reporter: obama 2010, sounding a lot like obama '08. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> a winter storm warning is in effect across parts of the plains today as a powerful system pounds the region with snow, sleet, and freezing rain. oklahoma saw some of the worst with all 77 counties put under the sta
protesta para el proximo 21 de marzo. desde washington, fernando pizarro, univision." el presidente fiscales en el pago de impuestos a los empleadores que contraten nuevos trabajadores..maria rosa lucchini nos dice de que se trata... reportera: las pequeÑas empresas tendrian un nuevo incentivo para contratar a trabajadores y mejorar su situacion financiera.... desde una fabrica de maquinaria pesada en chesapeake, maryland, el presidente barack obama propuso un credito tributario de hasta cinco mil dolares por cada empleado que contraten... "la propuesta recortaria impuestos a mas de un millon de pequeñas empresas, les dara un incentivo para contratar a mas personas y dinero adicional para aumentar salarios e invertir en sus negocios" reportera: lo que podria representar una esperanza para empresas que estan en la cuerda floja... "excelente la verdad para las pequeñas empresas donde si la empresa aumenta sus empleados, aumenta sus empleados, tomamos en cuenta, no que se reemplace, sino de que aumenta, va a tener derecho a cinco mil dolares por cada
washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, a similar plan was shot down by congress just last month, but today the president will try to win points with the gop. president obama will roll out his new plan today aimed at getting small businesses to start hiring again. >> the true engines of job creation here in america are america's businesses. >> reporter: a day after reconnecting with americans in florida, he'll tour a small business in baltimore and offer more details about the proposal. it's estimated that $33 billion program would help 1 million businesses. it would include a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee hired this year. the amount will be capped at $500,000 per firm to make sure small companies get the benefits. businesses that increase wages or hours for their existing employees would be reimbursed for the have a social security payroll taxes they would pay. the president wants to pay for the plan with the savings from the $700 billion wall street bailout, but that will be up to congress. the president will have a chance to sell his prop
and the scuffles in the street continue. >>> here in the washington area, many people are still working hard to raise money for the recovery in haiti. in a few minutes, we'll have a report on an event tonight in which the ambassador from haiti spoke about the challenges ahead. >>> outside right now, temperatures are falling fast. they won't be rebounding tomorrow. bob is here with more on the frigid air and potential for snow around here. hi, bob. >> hi, doreen. as a matter of fact, our temperatures this afternoon were in the mid 50s. right now 28 degrees. that's not all. there are the areas under the winter storm watch for saturday, not tomorrow. it is to the south roughly from fredericksburg, spots vainia, stafford and charlottesville. look at the areas under the warnings. this is where i think the track of the storm will be. to our south. we are going to be on the fringe. temperatures looking out to our west into the teens. we'll be seeing very, very cold air continue to come in on us. for saturday, i think there could be several inches of snow. mainly to the south of washington. it will
. >> i bit. everyone was sort of charged up about it. all of washington is actually very excited about it. people were thrilled. i mean, and democrats were very thrilled. the president's naturally going to dominate an event like that. he's got the podium. they are just holding handhelds. but republicans were thrilled too. i spoke to a bunch of republicans who were there afterwards and people who are-- . >> lehrer: what did they say. >> they were happy. they said he said all along we don't have plans but over and over again he acknowledged yeah, we do have alternatives, we've been offering them. so they acknowledged that he got most of the time, he did very well. but they were thrilled that they got some points across. and they were thrilled by the exchange. and i think americans will be thrilled by the exchange, to the extent they see it and will it lead to a mass depolarization, not exactly, obviously. and you know, there are fundamental differences on manys like health care there are just different approaches. but i think one of the things the president did very well is list a whole ser
the area. one problem spot on northbound route 1, washington boulevard at montgomery road. debates -- delays developing there. southbound 95 coming out of the northeast toward the beltway, a little sluggish. 11 minutes on the outer loop north side. if the same on the westside. going away from us is the outer loop. looking at an easy ride as well on the westside. it is starting to build there. >> looking at some of our top stories. powerful storms dumped heavy snow and rain across parts of texas. snow blanketed roads in amarillo, making driving tricky. in lubbock, texas there were dangerous road conditions. the storm started as rain and flooded areas before turning into sleet and snow. in abilene some vehicles were left under water. the author of one of america's most controversial pieces of literature has died. j.d. salinger, whose book "catcher in july" spoke tthe ryo youngsters. it was banned for a time in schools. he was 91 years old. >> a target employees in missouri turned her house into a virtual warehouse of stolen merchandise, more than $100,000 worth of chairs, lamps, and
on the campaign trail? >> yeah, and i think he set the right tone in making the issue to democrats in washington. it doesn't go far enough. the congress in the united states has become a disgrace. it doesn't deal with the problems in the country. watching the state of the union and watching the camera pan across the room and looking, the average age of members of the u.s. senate is now 62. 56 or 57 for the house. that place is no more representative of this country. it is a bubble. it is worse than gridlock. it is self-interest. it is geographical interest. not about the common good. obama has been rolled by them. he thought he could charm them. he tried again. this time using a little bit of shame. but the great interest in this country ought to be the congress of the united states, republicans and democrats, and finding a mechanism to structurally reform it, and throw most of them or all of them out of there and start over. >> the president going on the campaign trail, is it a good move or style over substance? >> i think a lot of it is style over substance. i think obama says he failed to com
republicans. the president says americans want washington to focus on jobs not bipartisan bickering. the gop claims they have the answer and hand delivered them to the president. 37 minutes, that's all it took for a jury to convict a man who said he killed a prominent abortion provider in order to save the lives of unborn children. we'll take you live to the courthouse in kansas. >>> james o'keefe issued a lengthy statement about his arrest at a senator mary landrieu's office. we'll have that and the reaction from the federal prosecutors considering a grand jury indictment. >>> a ufo sighting in ireland. is this the video that could prove it? we'll talk to one expert that believes it could be true and has been investigating ufos for years. the big picture starts now. >>> good evening, i'm david shuster. my colleague tamron hall is off today. during a confrontation live here on msnbc news, president obama addressed house republicans at their retreat and then took a series of questions aimed squarely at his agenda. the president made his case for health care once again by calling out the repub
evening governor. >> good evening, greta how are you? >> very well. the topic in washington health care for so many weeks. now there's day lot of discussion about jobs. what do you think about what the president is saying about job creation? is that what you would do? >> well, you know listening to his speech last night i was getting whiplash there i listened and i would whip my head down there and read the text to figure out what he's saying how does what he is saying match up to the acts he's taken thus far. the acts he's taken thus far will not the get jobs created. that speech was so full of contradictions last night. i know after we analyze it, we are supposed to be diplomatic and analytic and i go in our commentary, but come on. so full of contradictions the american public i think listened and said how are jobs going to be created when you talk about cap and tax which is taxing energy which will prohibit more developments. when you talk about the second jobs bill which is a stimulus bill, more spending. which is going to require tax increases to pay for these things. how is that
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this friday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, erybody. happy friday. this has been a complicated forecast. it depends on where you live. >> we will give you some answers. it is downright cold. it is not just the cold. it is the wind chill as well. it feels 5 degrees out here. you need some layers. the cold air is in place. moisture it is coming in our direction. right now, 16 in laurel but it feels like 5. it feels like 6 in the district. it feels like 9 in alexandria. today, increasing clouds. the wind will diminish. we will be near 30. the closest watches are to our south. westmoreland, st. mary's. tickets to more than 5 inches of snow. around the beltway, a traced to around an inch or two. right now, around an inch or so. down to central virginia, that is where they will see most. richmond could see a foot of snow. >> it is a bright spot. 66, nothing on the beltway or the toll road. 95 virginia, there is an accident southbound after the occoquan. tr
it will drive down toyota's share of the american market. concern over the recall has spread to washington congress will hold hearings starting next week. john cochran, abc news, washington. it >> for more information on the toyota recall, go to our website, wjla.com, keyword "recall." >>> coming up, was she stalking someone? a woman accused of hiding inside of her former lover's hotel room. >> the freezing temperatures did not stop hundreds of local kids from running into the chesapeake. >> new details about how john edwards planned to hide his mistress. >> next, the stars come out to say goodbye to a local radio legend. >>> it is that end of an era for washington, d.c., radio. today, my uncle donnie simpson signed off for the last time on wpgc. for 32 years, washingtonians have shared their mornings with donnie simpson. today, friends stopped by to wish him well. >> thank you. it is an honor. am i getting a ticket? >> no. >> blair underwood is on the phone? you have to be kidding me. >> music icons from smokey robinson to steve the wonder -- to stevie wonder credit him with propelling th
releases new figures on the economy's output. nicole killian joins us with details from washington. >> we are expecting to see more positive growth for the economy but in the government figures due today, with administration officials hoping to keep up that momentum for their small business plan. >> proposing and new small business tax credit that will go to over 1 million small businesses. >> today the president makes it official, a new plan to help the nation's small businesses. >> we are not going to rest until we of rebuild an economy in which hard work and responsibility are rewarded and businesses are hiring again and wages are growing again. >> white house officials say that is the name of the program. small businesses would be eligible to receive a $5,000 tax credit for every worker hired this year and reimbursed for extra social security payroll taxes if they increase wages or hours for existing employees. the credits would be capped at $500,000 per business. start up companies would be eligible for half. what is unclear is how the administration will pay for the $33 million prog
? >> couric: chip reid at the white house tonight. thank you. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation." so, bob, who was right in that last exchange about the budget: the president or the congressman >> well, actually, katie, both of them, as is usually the case here. the congressman was operating from congressional budget office numbers, the president from numbers provided by by his budget director. so they both have the stats to back up their conclusion. but the truth is that these long-range projections are worthless because no one can predict events over ten years, what wars we're going to have, disasters and so on. so no one can really know how much the government will have to spend. what they do know, though, is that spending has gone through the roof and neither side has an easy answer on how to control it. >> couric: and what do you think, bob? was this meeting a game-changer, as the white house hopes? >> you know, i thought so at first. i thought it might at least be a game-starter. there was a totally different tone than what we'v
the recalls has spread to washington. congress will hold hearing starting next week. john cochran, abc news, washington. >> this story affects so many people. if you're driving and the pedal sticks, first of all put the vehicle in neutral, put both feet on the brake, but don't pump the brakes. pull to the side of the road slowly when it's safe to do so. you can also cut off the ignition. if you have a smart key, push it down for three seconds. most importantly, do not panic. >>> we've got an important recall regarding jewelry inspired by the movie the princess and the frog, but we all know it's harder to get pregnant after 30. now new research pinpoints just when women's eggs start to disappear. >>> smokers be warned. inhaling is a double whammy when it comes to your health. >>> plus a frustrated parent speaking out tonight after her child's pet stopped working. >>> on the weather we're watching an approaching storm, winter weather advisories up for parts of maryland and a winter storm warning. exactly where we're expecting the snow tomorrow coming up in a few. >>> what a difference a day m
the cabinet secretaries around the ideas he outlined in the state of the union address. in washington jennifer davis. fox news. >> the president called for bipartisanship. bickering among democrats and republicans was almost sport during the debate during health care reform. people we talked to say they would like to see lawmakers work together, but they are not holding their breath. >> as long as the republicans are just absolutely dedicated to disrupting our country. then he is going to have a very difficult time. >> they just don't want to work for the people. they want to work for themselves. you can tell that by, you know, the lobbyists in there. >> it is a good idea. forget about what party. get the country moving in the right direction. >> so that brings us to the question of the day now. will presidential speech help to encourage lawmakers to work together. 38 percent are positive. while 62 percent of you are negative. joe writes on facebook. they will never work together. because they are happy with the way things are. they don't want change. >> president obama will be in baltimore to
with president bush in washington on the 31st of january, 2003. was your main objective at that meeting to convince the president, that just as you convinced him that it was important to go through the u.n. to get through the first resolution now it is necessary to get a second resolution? >> yes, the second resolution was obviously going to make life a lot easier politically in every respect. the difficulty was this. 1441 had been very clear. i know you have gone through this enormous detail with peter goldsmith, but just to emphasize the point -- it was a very strong resolution. it declared iraq was in terial breach. it said that it had fully and unconditionally and immediately to cooperate and cooperate with the inspectors, and so on. and it was a strong resolution. it specifically mentioned previous resolution 678, 687, and so on. but, as you heard, the truth is, there was an unresolved issue because some people, some countries obviously, wanted to come back and only have a decision for action with a specific u.n. resolution specifically mandating that action. we took the view that
or congress can do to get around that. >> couric: chief legal correspondent jan crawford in washington. thanks, jan. while the president was taking on one branch of the government last night, nancy cordes tells us, he was playing peacemaker with another. >> reporter: last night, the president practically pleaded with both parties to find some common ground. >> but what frustrates the american people is a washington where every kay is election day. but it's precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the american people. >> reporter: any spirit of bipartisanship inspired by his words... dissipated within minutes. >> we're not going to do it. >> that's not fair. that statement, dick, that's unfair. we put -- >> reporter: on a cbs news webcast right after the speech, katie couric asked democrat dick durbin and republican eric cantor if they could work together with the president. >> katie, look, i think where the american people are is they are frustrated with the direction of this president's agenda. >> reporter: the search for common ground continued. how about th
you about it. >>> this morning marks the end of an era on washington air waves. today is donny simpson's last day on wpgc. kristin fisher is live at the studio with more. >> reporter: good morning. well, after a 32-year run on washington's air waves donny simpson will be signing off. i'm told he typically gets in here at 6:00 a.m. hopefully we will be able to chat with him then. but first look back at his long career in this industry. now, he got his start at the age of just 15 in his hometown of detroit. after eight years on the air there he moved to washington, d.c. in 1977 where he hosted a morning show and served as program director for 15 years. in 19993 he made the jump to wpgc and has been their signature morning personality ever since. he is best known as a deejay but dappled in -- dabbled in tv. he was the host of video soul. and he has appeared on sit comes like martin, the jamie foxx and arisennial hall show. so far he has not said what his plans are when the signs off here this morning, but there is definitely a chance he could reappear on the washington area waives sometim
-stars and the friday lightning round right here, right now. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. on a day when president obama went to the political lion's den meeting with the house republicans he was able to tout good news for the economy. fourth quarter annual growth rate of 6%. white house correspondent wendell goler reports that the president is trying to boost those figures by doing something about another set of numbers. the ones dea unemployment. >> armed with a bigger than expected increase in economic growth in the last three months of last year, the president visited a baltimore small business and proposed a tax cut to spur job creation this year. >> employers like terry, would get a tax credit of up to $5,000 for each and every employee that they add in 2010. and you will get a tax break for increases in salaries as well. >> the current 5.7% annual growth rate reflects the second quarterly increase in a row, that could mean the recession is technically over. but the chair of the president's council of economic advisors chris tena romer would only say it's the sign of
"hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, obama visits the elephant house. president obama met with house republicans today in an extraordinary confrontation. carried live here on msnbc. it was an event the likes of which we have never seen. never seen ever, akin to the prime minister's question time over in great britain. the president took the republicans' questions up in baltimore and he did it with passion, precision and expertise. it reminded a lot of people why they voted for the guy in the first place. was history made today? a new precedent for, maybe just breaking the political gridlock in this city. >>> don't ask, don't tell, will that policy finally be changed? a man from pennsylvania has a unique experience of being a congressman and former navy admiral. he'll say why it's time to go. >>> we start with president obama and the remarkable meeting with house republicans up in baltimore. here's the president at the beginning of that event today. talking about the tone of washington, and specifically, the big fight over health care
. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> and now to the latest coming out of haiti. darlene etienne who was found in a mountain of rubble is amazing her doctors. she's eating and regaining her strength. for other survivors life is very much day by day. there are not enough doctors to take care of everybody who needs help and officials project more than 2 million haitians will need food and aid through the end of the year. >>> and they spent two weeks searching for survivors and returned home with a heroes welcome at dulles international airport. [ applause ] >> they saved 16 lives, pulling people from the ruins in haiti. >> the feelings from one extreme to the other, from the horrific and very sad to the miracle stage. there were some of them a week later. >> clearly the haitian people are very resilient. they are able to deal with the dire ciumstances and the fact that they were really hanging on, i have tremendous will to live combined with the efforts that we had in terms of trying to get them free. i think that's what accounted for some of the late rescues. >> they did great work an
correspondent pete williams joins me from our bureau in washington. an extremely fast verdict, pete. >> instantaneous, you would have to say, chris. the jury had barely been out of the courtroom for 15 minutes baf before they announced they had a verdict. what that tells you is they got into the jury room, took a quick vote and it was unanimous, as it must be. and with the quick time, the presumption is that it will be a guilty verdict. late yesterday the judge in the trial threw out the idea that his defense lawyers were pushing, throughout this trial, which was he should not be convicted of first-degree murder but a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, chris. >> pete, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> live shot there in baltimore. not sure how many people are going to be before president obama. you see him there with the republican leadership, obviously having some prayers said. we'll keep our eye on that, get you up-to-date on some other things as well, as we wait for the president to speak. he is about nine minutes early. we are, indeed, waiting for the president. t
in baltimore. cnbc chief washington correspondent john harwood, give us the lowdown, john. >> reporter: dennis, the president's trying to follow through on the outreach to republicans he had in the state of the union address. now, i think in all candor, we have to say that neither side expects very much to come from this. because there's big philosophic disagreements. the president did not get support from republicans on the stimulus plan. he's got a big ambitious agenda. here's one reason why the president has a strong hand, though, in that discussion as an individual leader. look at this -- these numbers from the new nbc wall street journal poll about who the public holds responsible for the lack of action in washington. 27% say president obama, 41% say congressional democrats, but most of all, 48% say congressional republicans. now -- >> that's more than 100%, doesn't it? >> reporter: no, no, that's -- each person is asked to give an assessment, and it's not -- no, it's not supposed to total up to 100%. >> let's listen in to the president. >> thank you so much. thank you. thank you. thank y
and it is talking about washington, d.c. as one of the top cities, the washington, d.c. area is one of the top cities to buy property. with so much coming and going an the government changes, it is proving to be a very, very good time to buy. >> are we seeing home sales rise as well, not just the availability of homes is there but for the seller that the price is going up a bit. >> yes, we do see that. the inventory is down and therefore houses are going very quickly. we are seeing in a couple of days bidding wars and that is taking the price up. >> the first-time home buyers credit and also the repeat buyer tax credit, other incentives. >> very much so. you need to have a contract in place by april 30th and settle by june 30th. and, you know, the market is very busy. >> all right. and dan, you have some words of timely interest as well with the fha and they need to act. tell us about the deadline and what's this all about? >> fha, which has become an incredibly popular program. if you went back four or five years ago it was very limited in our area and now it is a large part of our business,
in washington during his state of the union address. listen here. >> washington may think that saying anything about the other side, no matter how false, no matter how malicious, is just part of the game. but it's precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the american people. worse yet, worse yet, it's stalling -- forming further division among citizens, further distrust in our government. bill: house republican leaders are already saying they're skeptical. molly henneberg is live at the capitol with more. it's cold. >> reporter: it's cold, bill, there are 178 house republicans, and most of them will be here today in baltimore for the annual house gop retreat. congressman mike pence, who is chair of the house republican conference, is holding a bhng reporters this hour to give everybody the lay of the land, but the main event today as you've been talking about is the president will be speaking to house republicans today, and congressman pence says he hopes it's just not another speech, rather an exchange of ideas that maybe will encourage the president to, quote, consi
see unemployment comg down by this time nextear. daen gersh, "nightly business report", washington. >> tomhere are the stories in toght's "nbr newswheel". so much r wall street's early gains that strong g.d.p. number. stocks turned uth at midday on worries the pace of econom growthan't stay that high. commity and tech stocks were hit hard. the dow fell 53 ints, the nasdaq dropped 31,nd the s&p 500 was down ten. a oser look coming up in "market focus". toyota ss a fix is coming soon. next week, the aomaker plans to tell millions of stomers how it will fix their gas pedals. the associated pss reports toyota is shippi new gas pedal assemblies to its plan to get production rolling ain. honda, the other b japanese carmaker, is recling the honda fit for a potential fireazard. nearly 650,000 of the coact cars a at risk around the world. the motor the power windows could overheat and cch fire. and tesla moto, a boutique maker of eleric sportscars, wants to go mastream. late tay it filed for a $100 millioinitial public offering. itill use the money to develop its brand. >> susie: now that
as well. if the white house doesn't move the trial, congress may refuse to pay for it. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> relief efforts in haiti are taking a toll on the country's hospital and medical workers as officials say medical supplies are low and some people are just now being treated since the earthquake. they estimate 2 million people are still in need of food and 200,000 family size tents are still needed. >>> they spent two weeks searching for survivors and they return home for a heroes welcome at dulles last night. members of the fairfax search and rescue team returned. but well over 100 people were rescued and the team from fairfax saved 16 lives. >>> time now is 10 minutes after the hour. coming up next on fox 5 morning news, we are live in studio s the legend signs off. it's donnie simpson's last day on wpgc. he shares his memories with us. >>> another beautiful start to the day and we'll check in with gwen tolbert and get the conditions coming up. it's now 7:11 on this friday morning.  ♪ [ sniffs ] morning. you got in pretty late last nigh
out with all the festivities this morning. a big day here and for washington radio and for wpgc. donny simpson will be here in just a few moments. it is donny's final day on the air at wpgc. that is a big deal as donny has been on morning radio for 32 years in the washington area. we'll talk to donny. we'll sit in on the show and see what is going on here throughout the course of the morning. it will be a lot of fun. steve and gurvir, back to you. >> we'll see you again in just a little bit. >> in the meantime, we want to get a look at the forecast and if that, we say good morning once again to gwen tolbart. >> it is very cold out there. >> we saw the cam california -- we saw the camera kind of shaking around out there. >> we are in the 0s and teens but it actually fields a lot colder than that outside. take a look at the shot outside as you can see there. -- we are in the 20s and teens. >> let's begun with a look at our weather maps and we'll show you what is going on. here is a look at hd radar for you. this is where all the action is right now. over midsection of the country, the te
employment problem. will it be a monologue or a dialogue? >>> and no debate here. everyone in washington is going to miss zoo favorite dtai shan early this friday morning, to miss zoo favorite dtai shan early this friday morning, january 29th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> yes, we are happy it's friday. good morning. i'm harry smith. >> and i'm maggie rodriguez. >> do you remember this little panda when it was born at the national zoo, little tai shan? >> i do. >> and people sent in ideas for name the panda. >> why are you talking like that? >> because that's a little panda voice. that's a little cute panda voice. >> is that how you're going to talk to my child? >> that's how i talk to my dog. anyway, panda is getting forward a great adventure and we'll tell you what that's all about. >>> but first from pandas to pandemonium in the nation's midsection. it is a brutal morning in oklahoma and parts of texas where a snow and ice storm has left nearly 150,000 people without power, which means without heat. residents have been told to stay home unless it's absolutely necessary to go out.
the american people want. the poll you took said 93% of americans think washington is too partisan. the other 7% still live in washington. that's what president obama campaigned against in 2008. that was his initial offer saying there are no red states or blue states. he may get written off as roll your eyes by the washington crowd but it's what the american people want to see. >> on that point, it's not a good idea for the president at least on the on-camera portion to attack the crowd that's been attacking him. >> no, and he's doing a good thing by going and talking to them. i was dit disheartened to see john boehner say he has principles, he's not going to negotiate for the sake of negotiating. what's the point then? either you want 100% of the loaf. the american people want these parties to work together. boehner's comments were disheartening. if i'm obama i'm going there thinking this guy doesn't want to negotiate on anything, what's the point? why am i wasting the gas mile age to go 50 miles to baltimore? >> here is what john boehner said about the president's state of the union address.
naive or crazy like a fox. and what will it do for the gridlock in washington. >>> an international conspiracy to declare economic warfare on the united states. we're breaking it down. >>> also, what sarah palin says she would to with the tea party. all that, plus a few stories we found while we were supposed to be working. can you say what the cluck? "the dylan ratigan show" starts right now. >>> >>> good afternoon to you. i am dylan ratigan. we begin today with a biblical story of noah and the floods. yes, i'm not kidding. how it relates to what is happening in america today. as the noah of story goes, he sent a tof, you see the dove there? to look for try land after a great flood had wiped out the earth. the dove returned with an olive branch, like the one i have in my hand, or the lovely one you see depicted on the screen. a sign of reconciliation, a gesture of goodwill, a symbol for a second chance. during the president's state of the union speech the other night, the president tried the same approach. especially not only with the congress, but with the republicans. >> we face
in washington, but a practice that unfortunately has disappeared and now is being revived. that's good news as well. it will be interesting to see if they would open some of that up for debate as well. but this is good, but i do think, wolf, we cannot get past the fact there are deep differences of principle, and deep differences of policy between the the president and his administration and the republicans. he says i can't find any credible economist who would across across the board tax cuts will work. republicans will point to a number of credibility economists, a fellow like matter feld stein, one of the world's best economists, who believed, as do many others, that leaner government, less taxes, less spending actually provides more vitality to the economy. so there are just deep differences how you do things here that, whether they can bridge those or not, i don't know. talking to each other is good news. >> and it's going to be whether smaller is better. they're going to november have these huge bills and the president says this is what i want to do on capital gains, this is what i wa
the last few days are concerns about all the regulation that seems to be coming out of washington, the potential regulation that could levee heavy taxes on banks and financial services. we pointed out that the obama new bank tax is probably going to add $100 billion in new taxes to those banks. if you go back and look at what's in frank's own legislation, there's something in there for the resolution fund that would raise about $150 billion to $200 billion in taxes on a lot of these financial services companies just to make sure that if there is a big problem, again, it's a way of taking care of itself, almost like an fdic. still, you add up all those numbers and you're talking about $200 billion to $300 billion in new taxes in money that would be coming out of the capital markets. we asked barney frank if that was a concern to him. listen in to what he had to say about that. >> you know, to get two years' worth of bonuses, it is extraordinary. apparently when they pay each other these enormous bonuses, that has no affect on their ability to lend. but a tax of one-tenth that amoun
weekend schedule booktv.org. >> in the nation's capital, listen to c-span radio. in washington, at 90.1 fm. it is also a free application for your iphone. c-span radio, covering washington like no other. yesterday, in london, representatives from other -- other countries met to set goals for the future of afghanistan. president karzai told a conference that his company -- country was moving slowly toward national security. of the next 45 minutes, british and afghan leaders and the un secretary general outline their goals. general mcchrystal has the international forces serving with such distinction in afghanistan and soon to be over 100,000 strong. foreign ministers, distinguished guests representing over 70 nations and international organizations, including every single member of the 43 nation strong international security assistance force. representing also afghanistan's key regional and muslim partners with whom we are pleased to work and his involvement in this worldwide coalition to support peace and stability in this crucial region are especially welcome to. this is a decisive time f
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